Many Alto and Grand Rapids homeowners suffer from hard water. While not dangerous to your health, hard water creates a host of problems. Fortunately, you can get better quality water with a water softener installation. Call the experts at Sheely Plumbing Inc. to find out how we can help.
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What is Hard Water and What Causes It?
Most of us are familiar with the term hard water and its effects, but you may not know what it means or what causes it.
Hard water means that your water has high mineral content. The most prominent minerals in hard water are calcium and magnesium. Water picks up these minerals as it flows over rocks, and the higher the concentration of minerals, the harder the water.
The Effects of Hard Water
While hard water is safe to drink, it causes a host of problems, such as:
- Stains in the tub, toilet, and shower
- A reduction in the lifespan of appliances such as coffee makers, dishwashers, and washing machines
- Clothes that are stiff and fade more quickly
- Spots on dishes and silverware
- Dry skin and flat hair because soap doesn’t fully dissolve
- Soap scum buildup
- Clogged pipes
- Calcium deposits on faucets and fixtures
The majority of American homes have hard water, and to get relief from this problem; it’s worth considering a whole home water softener installation. Call us to find out more.
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How You Can Benefit from a Whole House Water Softener
A water softener works by removing the high mineral content contained in hard water. If you’re sick of dealing with the effects of hard water, consider the many benefits of getting a water softener installed in your or Grand Rapids, MI home.
- Cleaner dishes, glasses, and silverware
- Longer lifespan for water-based appliances
- Less clogging in your plumbing
- Softer clothes
- Clothes keep their colors longer
- Softer skin and hair that has more body
There are two main types of water softeners: salt-based water softeners and salt-free water softeners. Both models offer the benefits of reduced scale buildup, softer skin, less soap scum buildup, and spot-free dishes. Some prefer the salt free systems because they don’t want the added sodium to their water. Also, depending on where you live, some municipalities have banned salt-based water softeners because of the high sodium content in the wastewater.
If you’re unsure which system is right for you, or want to discuss a water softener installation, call Sheely Plumbing Inc. today.